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Traffic arbitrage

Account farming: how much does it cost and how does it work?

Account farming is one of the main income sources in traffic arbitrage. It is essential for testing combinations, launching ad campaigns, and scaling operations. Without it, earning money becomes impossible. The process of creating and warming up accounts for social networks and subsequent advertising in them is called "account farming." The more an individual warms up an account over time, the more trust (trust score) they will gain from the ad platform's moderation team.

What is needed for account farming?

What are the different types of accounts?

  1. Autorereg accounts - These are accounts that are created automatically using software or scripts. They are typically used for mass account creation and may not have real user information associated with them.
  2. Self-reg accounts - These are accounts that are created manually by individuals. Real user information is provided during the registration process, making them appear more authentic.
  3. Rental accounts - These are accounts that are leased or rented from other individuals or services. They are usually established and maintained by the account owner, and the lessee gains temporary access to use them for specific purposes.
  4. Purchased farmed and "trendy" profiles - These are accounts that are obtained by purchasing them from other individuals or services. Farmed profiles are usually created and developed by account farmers, while "trendy" profiles refer to accounts that have gained popularity due to their unique content or features.

Please note that these terms may vary depending on the context and specific industry practices.
These are the main types. However, you can mix them together to achieve better results. For example, you can use a combination of rented accounts, self-registered accounts, Business Manager (BM) accounts, and automatically registered accounts. In any case, you will either need to purchase accounts or farm them yourself.

What is needed for account farming?

You will need anti-detection browsers, SMS activators, email addresses, and a significant amount of time. If you want to improve the quality of the accounts, you will also need to have access to phones and physical SIM cards.

For more information on how different arbitrage teams farm accounts, the associated costs, and their recommendations, you can refer to our comprehensive guide.

Note: It's important to be aware that certain methods mentioned above may be against the terms of service of social media platforms and can result in penalties or account suspensions. Always ensure you comply with the platform's policies when engaging in account farming activities.

How much does it cost?

On average, the price for a good account can range from 800 to 1500 Russian rubles per set. The exact figure depends on factors such as proxies and anti-detection browsers. Additionally, the price can be influenced by the state of Facebook, as prices tend to increase during periods of heightened activity on the social network.

It's worth noting that the rule "higher price equals higher quality" does not always hold true. The key factor is the experience in warming up the accounts and working with expendable resources.

Which accounts are cheaper to purchase? We recommend paying attention to Dolphin automatically registered (авторег) accounts, which typically range in cost from 55 to 90 Russian rubles per account.


Is it worth creating a farming department? If you constantly require a large number of accounts, then yes, it is definitely worth it. Additionally, such a department will relieve the buyer, as they will have more time to focus on working with traffic.